GHP 061: How Depth Control Can Transform Your Game w/ Kurtis Mucha from the Edmonton Oil Kings

GHP 061: How Depth Control Can Transform Your Game w/ Kurtis Mucha from the Edmonton Oil Kings

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to the goalie hacks podcast, I’m super excited to be joined today by another incredible goalie mind, former WHL and CIS standout goaltender, now turned WHL & AJHL coaching veteran in Western Canada, Kurtis Mooka.

We chat about struggles while making the transition to Junior level at a young age. Biggest thing learned during Major Junior level that allowed excellence at the CIS level. Adversities faced, persevering, and winning the CIS University National Championship. Managing game-time stress and anxiety during championship games and playoffs. Three to four pillars of coaching and playing philosophy and its importance. Typical struggles of Goalies when they are trying to transition to tier 2 or Major Junior levels.

Show Highlights

  • Struggles while making the transition to Junior level at a young age.
  • Advice to younger self before making the transition to WHL.
  • Hardest part about transitioning to Major Junior full time.
  • Biggest thing learned during Major Junior level that allowed excellence at the CIS level.
  • Biggest surprise when transitioned Major Junior to University CIS hockey.
  • Contributions to the breakout year which helped to gain personal success.
  • Adversities faced, persevering, and winning the CIS University National Championship.
  • Managing game-time stress and anxiety during championship games and playoffs.
  • Areas where most Goalies lack training that typically get neglected.
  • Typical struggles of Goalies when they are trying to transition to tier 2 or Major Junior levels.
  • Advice to goalies looking to make the transition to Junior Hockey.
  • Three to four pillars of coaching and playing philosophy and its importance.
  • One or two hacks that have helped Goalies develop and find success much quicker.

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